Hamels, Utley up for ‘Baseball Hotties Hall of Fame’

    In an apparent attempt to earn more clicks from female baseball fans and gay men, the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is conducting a contest to decide the final three players in the inaugural 10-man lineup of baseball’s “Hotties Hall of Fame.”

    Voting is open. Who would you go to bat for?

    It’s a promotion for the museum’s special exhibit “Baseball Hotties: Studs We Love” — a celebration of “the boys of summer who make fans swoon.”

    The exhibit is all about sex appeal, focusing on the steamiest stars of America’s favorite pastime, from the 1800s to today. Highlights include:

    A life-size reprint from the iconic 1970s Jockey ad campaign featuring baseball stud Jim Palmer.
    “The Field of Dreamboats,” a life-size display of six sexy sluggers in the museum’s indoor corn field.
    A tribute to “The Kissing Bandit,” Louisville’s own Morganna, who hunted down the best-looking men in baseball to catch them with a kiss (including one of her bras).
    A look at what passed for “sexy”in the 19th century.

    Get your tickets soon. The exhibit ends Jan. 13.

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